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Constructed By Craftsmen

Master Craftsmen

All our hardwood orangeries and conservatories are bespoke made and constructed by craftsmen in our workshops:

A tremendous amount of time and care will go into the design and production of your Richmond Oak Conservatory or Orangery to ensure it meets your greatest aspirations. During the pre-contract stage a 3D visual model will be produced for your consideration, from which an accurate costing can be derived.Once the design is approved and the post contract technical survey is carried out, where required a planning drawing and application will be made on your behalf. After which fully detailed CAD drawings will be produced for your approval, prior to manufacture. In the meantime, where required, structural calculations will be carried out by a qualified structural engineer for submission to building control along with the construction details.

Meanwhile, back in the joinery, the timber will be being selected and prepared for construction by experienced craftsmen using their years of experience to ensure all the frames and roof are manufactured to our meticulous standards. While the frames are being constructed, the builder will arrive on site to prepare the groundworks, dig the footings and build the brickwork to the drawings provided by Richmond Oak to ensure the building work and frames match when they arrive on site.

When the frames are completed, they will be delivered to site and our team of experienced installers will arrive to commence erection of your building. If it is an orangery, early on in the process they will lift the heavy structural beams into place, to take the weight of your lantern, which is frequently over a ton in weight. Once the main beams are in place, the roof will be constructed using traditional joinery techniques and when the decking is in place, the specialist roofing material, usually Resitrix or Sarnafil, will be laid to ensure your roof will be 100% watertight.

Now the roof lantern will be assembled and the frames and roof glazed. While our installers are finishing the trims, the electrician will return to carry out his 2nd fix and the plasterer will then plaster the ceiling and walls and lay the floor screed ready for the underfloor heating to be laid by the specialist contractor.

Once the underfloor heating is laid, the flooring can go down and the last finishing touches made ready for your decorator to complete the painting of the walls. Your Orangery/Conservatory is now ready for you to use and enjoy. Watch the envy of your guests when they go “Wow, where did you get this from?”

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